We understand that it is going to be hard for you to pack and leave one place for the other. It is physically as well as emotionally draining on you and your kids alike. Perhaps it is more so with them since they are after all only children.
Taking in the idea of adjusting into a new environment already is a burden and the pressure of packing everything and moving just adds to that. Getting prepared for a move yourself is easy but you are going to make an effort to ease your kids into this life changing event. It is not the same for every child however. While some children would be excited and wait for this day but others would absolutely dread this moment. Probably because they have seen it all before and know what to expect and none of it is going to be pretty for them.
But there are things that you could do to minimize the impact of moving on your kids.
You as a family are going to be a constant source of emotional guidance and support for your kids. As parents you are responsible for their emotional stability. It is important for you to let them know that being nervous about moving to another neighbourhood or city is not going to change anything. It is all a part of their growth and mental development. You want to lighten up the conversations that you have with them and prevent any form of stress from creeping in. Your children may feel anxious and at times may even be aggressive with the moving process.
Therefore a proper system of support and unconditional love is required to relieve them of this anxiety.
Academics are a very important aspect of your child’s life. With the change in the locality and city perhaps all of it is going to change. You have to stand by them and help them cope with the changes in the study patterns and alterations in their everyday environment. Talk to them and most importantly lend an ear for hearing out their problems. The teachers, the curriculum, the teaching style and the overall code of conduct of the school may overwhelm your kids and instead of finding it difficult to adapt they should welcome these changes. This is the only practical way to cope with these changes.
Your kids are sensitive and any change or transition in their environment or daily routine may disturb them. Your efforts should be focused towards minimizing their stress and anxiety levels. You need to realize that your young ones won’t be able to meet all their dear friends and see all those familiar faces and people that had become a part of their lives. As responsible parents helping them deal with it and accepting it is all the more important for
Here are some additional tips to help your kids settle in well in your new home relocation.
- Have your child setup the room with you
- Create an evacuation drill so they know what to do in the case of a fire or another emergency
- Find local park and shops
- Join local sporting teams
Take them for walks around the neighbourhood
- Create play dates with friend in the new area as well as friends from the previous place
At the end of the day, you will be rewarded when you see your kids happy and steadily mellowing to the new things and people around them. Within no time you can and will have that smile back on their faces. It is all a matter of patience and how well you hold on to it.